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Find a Student Placement

As a learning and teaching organization, Access Alliance is committed to providing enriched placement opportunities for students looking for field placements, particularly those who are from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. Students are recognized as a valued and important part of helping to further Access Alliance’s strategic directions.

We accept a limited number of college and university students who express an interest in the health of marginalized populations, including refugees and newcomers. Opportunities for students may be available in health promotion (youth, women, or community engagement and volunteerism), health administration and non-profit management, community-based research, social work and counselling, settlement, nutrition, and medical services.

Due to the high volume of requests we receive for student placements and a limited number of Access Alliance staff who are available to supervise students, we regret that we are unable to find placements for everyone who applies. Securing a placement with us depends on whether your learning requirements and skills are a good fit with the current and emerging needs of our agency. Please read the placement posting carefully before making an application.

A Student Placement Experience

Wondering what it is like to do your placement at Access Alliance?

Read our blog post on the placement experience of Stephanie Thevarajah, a McMaster University student who worked with our Knowledge Mobilization and Social Action team. 

Current Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in completing your practicum with Access Alliance. At this moment there are no current or upcoming opportunities available. We strongly encourage you to check back often, as we upload opportunities as soon as they become available. 

Student Training Program 

Every fall Access Alliance offers a free training program for students from various disciplines who are interested in working with immigrants and refugees. Students currently completing a field placement at any agency are welcome to register for any or all sessions. Students who successfully complete all three workshops will receive a certificate.

Stay tuned for upcoming sessions!

For more information please contact us at volunteer@accessalliance.ca .